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    Large Creekfront Acreage Less Than an Hour from Kelowna

    Kootenays Listing No. 20242

    Impressive 1,655 acre property less than an hour from Kelowna. 2.5 km frontage on Wilkinson Creek. Owner is logging the property & scheduled to be done spring 2021. Dozens of building sites & great views of the valley. Good Investment with no zoning.


    Price
    $1,995,000

    Size
    1655 acres

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    Description

    This impressive 1,655 acre property is located less than 70 km from downtown Kelowna and a 20-minute drive to Big White Ski Resort. After turning off Highway 33 acreage begins 1.35 km up Wilkinson Creek FSR Road and runs along both sides of the road for the next 3 km to the north end of the property. Located in one of the most desirable areas in British Columbia for four-season recreation, the area is well known for its hunting, ATVing, fishing, snowmobiling and general backcountry exploration. The majority of the land surrounding this acreage is Crown land with a large network of logging roads and ATV trails that would take you a lifetime to explore.

    The current owner is in the process of logging the property, with logging scheduled to be completed in spring 2021. The current asking price does not include merchantable timber, however a prospective buyer does have the option of making an offer before the logging is complete and making a deal on the value of the remaining timber.

    As you drive up Wilkinson Creek FSR Road you'll see that the property takes in both the north and south side of the valley, with large flat sections with excellent views on the top of each ridge. The entire valley bottom is flat and usable with over 2.5 km of creek frontage on Wilkinson Creek. There are literally dozens of potential building sites near the creek for your backcountry getaway. The views from the upper sections of the property look out over the Kettle River Valley to the south and are quite spectacular.

    Keep in mind this property is located in an area with no zoning, so subdivision, multiple cabins, RV sites are all good options for a savvy investor. This is one of the largest private land holdings in close proximity to the Okanagan and your opportunity to take advantage of an emerging trend within British Columbia with soaring RV popularity and desire for wide open spaces. Generally the property has excellent mid to long-term investment potential with tree regeneration and secondary growth timber harvest.

    Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    The property is about 70 km southeast of Kelowna on Highway 33 which connects with Highway 3 at Rock Creek about 40 km to the south. It is an hour from Kelowna and 20 minutes from world class skiing at Big White Ski Resort.

    Access

    42 minutes from Rock Creek, BC (59.4 km). Head northwest on BC-3 W toward Jubilee St. Turn right onto Kelowna-Rock Creek Highway/BC-33 (signs for Beaverdell/Kelowna). Slight left onto Kelowna-Rock Creek Highway/BC-33 N. Turn left onto Dale Creek Rd/Wilkinson Creek Forest Rd.

    Area Data

    The subject properties are located within the unincorporated community of Beaverdell, in Electoral Area E of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB). Geographically, the RDKB includes the southerly ranges of the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains, the Kettle and Granby River drainages, Christina Lake and extensive recreational and wilderness habitat areas associated with these natural assets. The climate is characterized by low to moderate precipitation, with warm summers and relatively mild winters. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is located 474 kilometres east of Vancouver, a five-hour-drive via Highway 33, the Okanagan Connector, and the Coquihalla Highway.

    Beaverdell is 68.4 kilometres from the Canada-US border, via Highway 33, and Highway 3 South. Beaverdell is located 78 kilometres south east of Kelowna, which is the largest urban community in the interior of British Columbia. The community is located in the Kettle River Valley which flows southward to Midway where the Kettle River flows across the US border to Republic, Washington. The Kettle River Valley is quite narrow, with river flats varying between 0.5 to 1.5 kilometres in width.

    Steep hillsides run up to fairly open range lands and the surrounding area, with scattered stands of timber, particularly on northern facing slopes. Mountain tops in the area vary between 3,500 and 4,500 feet. The valley bottom itself is at 1,900 feet above sea level.

    Recreation

    Camping

    There are several communities and campgrounds along the way. It is 15 km (9 mi) from Midway (km 0) to Greenwood. Eholt is at km 28 (17 mi), Grand Forks at km 49 (30 mi) and Christina Lake at the end of the trail. You’ll find campgrounds at Midway, Grand Forks, Christina Lake, and at the Kettle River Recreation Area, Boundary Creek, Arlington and McCulloch Recreation Areas. There are also private campgrounds at Greenwood, Rock Creek, Westbridge, Blythe Rhone Road and in Beaverdell.

    Take a day trip or spend the night camping under the stars. The Great Trail, KVR, and C&W offer a myriad of experiences for explorers of all ages and agility. These trails are best experienced on 2.4 inch tires.

    Snow Much Fun

    There’s plenty of winter recreation fun in Boundary Country. Shred, sled, ride or glide your way through the day. Boundary Country is all about getting outside! The frozen lakes, snowy slopes and valleys invite exploration.

    Come and discover Boundary Country by ski, snowmobile, skates or dog sled. Explore our vast outdoors. Cross-country ski The Great Trail, or head up to one of our three ski hills. Big White, Phoenix Mountain and Mount Baldy are ready for you to have some serious champagne powder fun.

    Sled the snowy alpine bowls near the Paulson Summit, or skate or ice fish the frozen shores of Jewel Lake. One thing is certain, Boundary Country winters are snow much fun!

    History

    When silver ore was discovered on Wallace Mountain in 1897, three towns were established; Beaverton, Carmi, and Rendell. The village of Beaverton was formally amalgamated with the town site of Rendell in the early 1900s and it became Beaverdell. The name was subsequently changed to the Community of Beaverdell in 1982 as recorded by the BC Gazetteer.

    The local ‘Highland Mine’ produced continuously for over 90 years, until it closed and the site was purchased by the provincial government.

    The historic Beaverdell Hotel was built in 1901 and until a fire destroyed the hotel in 2011, it was a favorite stop for travelers along the Trans Canada Trail - Kettle Valley Rail route. The Beaverdell General Store is still operating with a postal outlet, liquor store and Laundromat. Travelers into the area can stay at the Tamarack Lodge which has a fully licensed lounge and restaurant, or the Highland Cabins that offer overnight or longer term stays for hunting and fishing trips. There are approximately 16 small fishing lakes north of Beaverdell, most with Forest Service Recreation camping sites available. There is also a number of backcountry roads open to 4x4 travel which connect Beaverdell to the mining ghost town of Carmi and further to Penticton, or south through the Christian Valley all the way to Vernon area. Winter sports include cross-country skiing, and both downhill skiing and snowboarding available at Big White, just north of the community.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°31'24.61"N and 119° 8'14.87"W

    Investment Features

    Property is located in an area with no zoning, so subdivision, multiple cabins, RV sites are all good options for a savvy investor. This is one of the largest private land holdings in close proximity to the Okanagan and your opportunity to take advantage of an emerging trend within British Columbia with soaring RV popularity and desire for wide open spaces. Generally the property has excellent mid to long-term investment potential with tree regeneration and secondary growth timber harvest.

    Services

    None

    Improvements

    None

    Tax Details

    $7,462.23 (2020)

    Zoning

    None

    Legal

    SUBLOT 2 DISTRICT LOT 3638 SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 1192 EXCEPT PLAN A418
    PID 011-747-374

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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